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svch0st.exe

Manual removal instructions:

svch0st.exe
Trojan.Dingsta.A is a keylogger that tries to log keystrokes that are typed in open Web browser windows.
Then, it sends the captured keystrokes to a predefined Web site.

Creates one of these files:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003: C:\Winnt\System32\Svch0st.exe
Windows 95/98/Me: C:\Windows\System\Svch0st.exe

Adds the value: "taskmgr.exe" = "%Path%\svch0st.exe"
to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Adds the value: "taskmgr.exe" = "%Path%\svch0st.exe"
to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

Adds the value: "taskmgr.exe" = "%Path%\svch0st.exe"
to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

Constantly checks the names of all the open windows.
If this Trojan finds a window whose Title Bar matches one of these names: Offline Explorer; Netscape; Microsoft Internet Explorer
it will log all the keystrokes typed inside that window.
Using a script running on the server that the Trojan contacts, it submits all the logged keystrokes to a predefined URL.

Automatic removal:
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svch0st.exe Dangerous Rating: 5 out of 5

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